Stories tagged with: Summer Reading Program

June 16, 2014 - 5:04pm
49 weeks 3 days ago

Kids may be done with school for the summer, but the Muskingum County Library System wants to make sure they don't fall behind with reading.

The library's summer reading program officially kicked off Monday. Assistant Director Blair Tom said the program is flexible and allows students to set a pace they are comfortable with.

"Children set their own goal, and then when they read and report books weekly, they receive incentives and prizes," Tom said. "...

June 17, 2013 - 5:06pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

The numbers for the first week of the summer reading program are in for the six local libraries and they are off to a good start!

In week one of summer reading, there are 2,500 children who have registered and reported reading 7000 books.

"We are off to a really good start and our system goal for all six locations is to have 3000 children read and report 100,000 books,” said John McIntire Library Executive Director, Blair Tom. “We have a long way to go but we...

May 30, 2013 - 10:26am
1 year 51 weeks ago

Need ideas for things to do with the family this summer season.

The Muskingum County Library System is offering some ideas with a staycation display. It features things to do and see in our area and the state, visitors guides and plenty of information.

"It really takes some of the effort out of planning. They are idea starters," said Assistant Director Blair Tom. "They give really specific information about things children will enjoy or the lines will be long so...

June 13, 2011 - 3:39pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

School is out, meaning it's time to keep children active in learning, beginning with the parent....

The Muskingum County Library's Summer Reading Program kicked off today. Kids came in to report the first group of books they've read and to get a free back pack. Public Relations Manager, Blair Tom, said, more than 13,000 children have already signed up for the program. That's about half of how many they hope to reach.

"It will be a stretch for us, and we consciously...

May 31, 2011 - 1:44pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

It's time to ensure your child does not fall victim to summer-time 'brain drain.'

The John Mcintire Library summer reading program kicks-off this week. The program uses incentives like games, songs, and special discounts to encourage kids to read. Library Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, kids should read at grade level, but understands the most important thing is to keep their brains active.

"What we know is while they are having fun, we are...

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